- The definition of a verb is a word that expresses action or a state of being.
An example of a verb is write.
Write is a verb.
verb definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English verbe ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin verbum, word (used as translated, translation of Classical Greek rhēma, verb, origin, originally , word)
verb definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Abbr. V or vb.a. The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence in most languages.b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech, as be, run, or conceive.
- A phrase or other construction used as a verb.
Origin: Middle English verbe, from Old French, from Latin verbum, word, verb (translation of Greek rhēma, word, verb); see wer-5 in Indo-European roots.
verb - Cultural Definition
A word that represents an action or a state of being. Go, strike, travel, and exist are examples of verbs. A verb is the essential part of the predicate of a sentence. The grammatical forms of verbs include number, person, and tense. (See auxiliary verb, infinitive, intransitive verb, irregular verb, participle, regular verb, and transitive verb.)